News – 11 February to 17 February 2018

Thank you

James Makin (Banner photo), our record breaking A1 Captain has decided to step down from the Captaincy next season to just play and help his successor’s transition. A more detailed coverage of this is provided in our Anecdotes.

Castle Hill Indoor Cricket – Junior Competition

Castle Hill Indoor Cricket Centre is about to start their Junior Indoor Cricket Season at the end of March for the Winter season. Competitions are run on weekday afternoons (4.15pm to 5.15 pm) after school:

  • When:
    • Tuesday – U8s to U10s
    • Wednesday – U11s to U14s
    • Thursday – U15s to U17s
  • Cost:    $10 Registration fee / player & $80 match fees / Team
  • Registration Days:
    • Saturday 10 March – 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
    • Saturday 17 March – 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

Any further info can be obtained from the website here

Club Survey

Our Club Survey kicked off with Seniors last week. In2Cricket / Kanga, Junior Girls and Boys will open shortly.

The Survey only takes a couple of minutes to complete, is anonymous and your input will used to change what needs changing and to build on what we do well. We will be reviewing the consolidated responses at our next Executive Meeting and the results will then be shared.

When you get the link it would be great if you can complete the Survey and help us to create an even better Club.

Pink Stumps Day

Our Annual Pink Stumps Day, run by our U9s, is fast approaching:

  • When:              Saturday 10 March 2018
  • Time:               9.00 am to 1.00 pm
  • Where:             Campbell Park

The day is a Fund-raiser double-header played between our U9s. Activities are:

  1. Four games of 10:10 overs each
  2. Pink caps, sausage sizzle and a can of soft drink to be sold to each member of the team at $12.50 each
  3. Sale of cup cakes, brownies etc to be sold at $2.00 per piece;
  4. Pink collection boxes to be placed for donations on the day.

More details are to follow.

$100 Active Kids payment

From 1st February 2018, parents will be able to claim up to $100 per school aged child for a calendar year for help offset the cost of sports registrations. Details are available through the following link: here

Next steps

Families with children who play winter sports will be able to access the payment as part of their Registration process via a voucher issued by a registered activity provider.

As Cricket registrations were held back in July last year we are waiting on direction from Cricket NSW on the process for our cricketing families.

What is likely to happen is that our cricketers who play winter sports will be able to get the $100 payment when they register. For our children who do not play any winter sports we will have a process in place shortly to make sure you don’t miss out.

CNSW has responded to us:

We expect there will be an opportunity for cricket clubs to attract new participants during the traditional registration periods for cricket later in 2018 amongst the many families that won’t have redeemed their voucher(s) by that point, and that will be a more significant focus for Cricket NSW than this initial period.”


Annual Golf Day

The 6th Annual HK&HDCA Golf Championship will be held at the superb Kooindah Waters Course just outside Wyong – just 50 minutes up the M1.


  • Day:                 Friday 2nd March 2018
  • Time:               8.15 am for a 9.00 pm kick-off


The event is a Four Ball Ambrose – teams of four players, with each player hitting off at each tee, then the best shot of the four is selected and the four players then play their next shot from that spot.


Just $70.00 per player for 18 holes of golf in carts, a pre-game Breakfast of a Bacon & Egg Roll.


If you do not have a Golf Club Handicap, the Tournament Director will provide you with a generous handicap.


Contact Scott Burrows to here as soon as possible to enter or call him on 0405 546 488 if you have any questions.

Junior Boys

Day 2 was completed on the weekend with the last Round of Competition to be held on Saturday 24 February. This is followed by Semi Finals (4th March) and Finals (11th March). For Teams missing out on the Semi’s, we play in the Kimbo Cup.

Outstanding performances

This weekend the outstanding performances are:

  • Louis Hanlon-Madison (U16 White) got the best figures of the Round with 5/18
  • Best partnership was 132* by Himantha Walawage and Louis Maladrino (U12 Purple).

Saturday Competition Points table

The points table after 9 Rounds is:

  • U16s – 1st (Blue), 4th (Gold), 5th (White)
  • U15s – 6th (Blue), 8th (White)
  • U14s – 3rd (White), 5th (Blue)
  • U13s – 5th (Orange) 6th (Red), 14th (White)
  • U12s – 3rd (Purple), 4th (Red), 7th (Blue), 13th (Green), 15th (Orange)
  • U11s – 1st (Orange), 2nd (White), 5th (Green), 8th (Gold),10th (Red), 13th (Blue)
  • U10s; U9s & U8s – non competition.

Skills sessions

Our Skills training sessions are now in recess and start up again on 5 February 2018.

These are free sessions with our talented high performance Coaches providing high quality skills based training.

The schedule is:

  • When:              Monday afternoons
  • Where:             Cherrybrook Public School
  • Time:                5.00 pm to 6.30 pm
  • Teams:
    • 12 February – U8s
    • 19 February – U10s
    • 26 February – U9s
    • 5 March – U8s

Next steps

Your Team Manager will be in touch with you about the next steps. Our Facebook page will also post the roster and lock in the numbers for each Team.

Girls Cricket

Representative stars

Congratulations to Danielle Chivers who has been selected in the Northern District Brewer Shield (U17) squad after an impressive trial last week.

Danielle joins Lily Campbell who also plays Brewer Shield for the Sydney Club.

Well done too both Lily and Danielle on this wonderful achievement.

Also worth a mention is that Danielle, Jess Meikle and Amy Hale all trialed for the CIS State side during the week. The standard was incredible with current NSW Junior players not making the cut and sadly neither did our 3 girls but a great experience for them all

Weekend results – Sixers League


WPHC 67 lost to Parramatta 2/119 – match details not yet available.


WPHC 4/67 lost to Lindfield 1/70 – batting first we struggled to a below par score of 67 off our 20 overs. Best for us with the bat was Tuvini Jayakody with 8 runs. Lindfield then powered their way to a winning score in 15 overs. Well done to Andrea Bennett who took our only wicket with figures on 1/2.




Best performances from Round 13, Day 2 came from:

  • Tanay Hira (C2) got match figures of 9/70 (5/25 & 4/45) Vs Kenthurst
  • Amit Sen (C3) took 5/40 off 16 overs
  • Aaron Carlini and Matt Watts (B2) put on 96 for the 2nd wicket Vs Kenthurst

John Hayne Cup

One to look out for the Teams that did not make the Semi’s is the John Hayne Cup. This is a fun T20 Comp played by Teams that didn’t make the Finals and all players who do not play in the Semi’s are eligible to play.

Stay tuned on this one as more information will follow on this after the last round.

Match reports

Match Reports have been updated and can be seen on the Match Reports section of the website.

Personal Milestone achievements

The list of Current season high achievers and Personal Milestones has been updated on the website. It lists:

  • Season top run-scorers & wicket takers
  • Personal Milestone achievements.


Have a browse to see who has a major approaching Milestone.

Champion Player

Champion player points standings as at the end of Day 2, Round 13:

  1. Andrew Morris (B2) – 141.1
  2. Brent Larkham (B2) – 124.0
  3. Ben Kinchington (D2) – 103.5
  4. John Rose (D2) – 101.8
  5. Nick Bennett (A2) – 85.0
  6. Ben Meikle (B1) – 81.4
  7. Indranil Mukherjee (C3) – 78.8
  8. Zac Turner (B2) – 75.1
  9. Dan Costigan (A2) – 74.9
  10. Michael Robertson (A2) – 71.0

Points table

After 13 Rounds the latest standings are:

  • A1 Grade:        8th
  • A2:
    • Red      2nd
    • Blue     7th
  • B1:                   5th
  • B2:
    • Red      = 1st
    • Blue     8th
  • C1:                   6th
  • C2:                   =5th
  • C3:                   3rd
  • D1:                  =4th
  • D2:                  =2nd